March 7, 2014
Sandra Peterson’s Best in Show
March 7, 2014
Sandra Peterson’s Best in Show
Posted by woodhavenstudio on March 7, 2014
Now -July 27th, 2014: Antique Quilt Exhibit
Heritage Village Museum is showing antique quilts from their collection. Nineteen quilts span a century of American culture from the 1840s through 1940s. The museum is located in Sharonville, a suburb of Cincinnati, Ohio. More info at: http://www.heritagevillagecincinnati.org/home.aspx
Posted by woodhavenstudio on March 2, 2014
February 25, 2014
We just love the patchwork logo from the Sochi Winter Olympics! You can go to this tutorial to make a table runner with the design that was inspired by the Olympics’ logo on Patchwork Posse’s blog: http://www.patchworkposse.com/2014/02/table-runner-tutorial-sochi-olymipcs-inspired/
Posted by woodhavenstudio on February 25, 2014
February 22, 2014
Here’s another video about the Sochi Winter Olympics logo designs: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Zlp7vDSuEwThe photos about the designs starts at 2:03 on the video. My earlier post about the designs is from January 28, 2014.
Posters for the Games
Posted by woodhavenstudio on February 22, 2014
February 18, 2014
The International Quilt Study Center and Museum has online exhibits of their past museum exhibits. Click on “View the exhibit” at: http://www.quiltstudy.org/exhibitions/online_exhibitions/
Iespecially like the one with photos of people and quilts in the photos: http://www.quiltstudy.org/exhibitions/online_exhibitions/pwp/pwp_intro.html
Posted by woodhavenstudio on February 18, 2014
February 12, 2014
The Quilt Show has Part II of winning quilts from Road to California 2014 Show in January:
Smilebox presentation from The Quilt Show
Posted by woodhavenstudio on February 12, 2014
February 9, 2014
Police are hopeful of finding the murderer of Cathy Zimmer, San Jose, California, whose murder occurred twenty-five years ago, through a mystery quilt that was covering her body. The quilt did not belong to anyone in the family and no one knowing the victim recognized the quilt either.
Mrs. Zimmer, who was thirty-eight, disappeared on March 8, 1989, in San Jose, and her body covered by the quilt, was found a couple of days later on the floor in the back seat of her car.
The article appeared in a couple of locations. Here is the one I read today:
Posted by woodhavenstudio on February 9, 2014
February 6, 2014
Karen Nyberg, NASA astronaut, is a quilt maker, too. I have posted about her before.
While on board the International Space Station, Nyberg created a star-themed quilt block that returned to earth with her. Her block will be combined with blocks that other quitlers have made to create a quilt that will be displayed at the 2014 International Quilt Festival in Houston. (See a video of Karen Nyberg–with her block–on board the ISS!)
Posted by woodhavenstudio on February 6, 2014
Nice Wall Street Journal article about Jenny Doan of Missouri Star Quilts, who does You Tube tutorials about quilt making at:
To see a list of her tutorials, go to: http://www.youtube.com/user/MissouriQuiltCo
I think the Jelly Roll Race, about which I had posted previously, is her most popular tutorial: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2bEJLnaZQOU
with almost a million views.
Here’s one that I want to try: The Disappearing Pinwheel, just released, check out the video by clicking here!
Posted by woodhavenstudio on February 2, 2014
February 1, 2014
The Quilt Show has a Smilebox slide presentation of the winners from Road to California Show 2014, Part I. You can see the winners at: http://www.road2ca.com/2014winners/index.html The quilts are amazing! Sharon Shamber won Best of Show with a $6,000.00 award sponsored by Gammil.
Posted by woodhavenstudio on February 1, 2014
January 28, 2014
Posters for the Games
This is a Russian blog with photos of the patchwork theme:
Posted by woodhavenstudio on January 28, 2014
January 25, 2014
Right now, Craftsy has a sign up for some free online classes. Check these out. I signed up for all three.
Posted by woodhavenstudio on January 25, 2014
Posted by woodhavenstudio on January 22, 2014
Photo by Ted Brown
A quilt created by the Georgetown Women’s Institute in 1915 is now on display in the Georgetown Branch of the Halton Hills Library. The quilt was recently returned to Georgetown, Ontario, Canada, after spending decades in an a linen closet in England.
Posted by woodhavenstudio on January 18, 2014
January 12, 2014
The 13th Open European Quilt Championships 2013 was held in the Netherlands. Some of the winners were exhibited at the International Quilt Festival in Houston, Texas, in November. The challenge theme was “Berlin.”
Posted by woodhavenstudio on January 12, 2014
January 3, 2014
Festival Awareness Project 2013: It’s Raining Cats and Dogs was an exhibit of quilted pet portraits for Houston’s no-kill animal shelter and adoption agency, Friends for Life. The quilts were at the International Quilt Festival in Houston, Texas, this Fall. This Smilebox slide show is presented by The Quilt Show. Quite a few of the pieces used digital imagery.
Posted by woodhavenstudio on January 3, 2014
January 1, 2014 The New Year
Sandra Boardman’s exquisite embroidered and hand dyed, beaded narratives of the lives of ordinary and illustrious Nantucket women in their journals and letters in the archives of the Nantucket Historical Association. Through a familiarity with her subjects’ words, drawings, and artistic creations, she develops an intimacy with their lives that serves as the catalyst for her own designs.
Susan Boardman is currently working on a series of embroidered narratives inspired by Herman Melville’s Moby Dick.
Posted by woodhavenstudio on January 1, 2014
December 28, 2013
The International Quilt Study Center & Museum at University of Nebraska – Lincoln has added their 2008 exhibit “Quilts in Common: Around the Globe & Across the Centuries” to their web site. You can see it at: http://www.quiltstudy.org/exhibitions/online_exhibitions/qic/
Click on “View the Exhibition” at the right near the top of the page or at the bottom of the web site page.
Posted by woodhavenstudio on December 28, 2013
A special exhibit called “Quilting Around the Circle City” is on display at the Marion County Central Library downtown. For their recent 2013 Quilt Show, the Quilters Guild of Indianapolis issued a challenge to their quilters to create small panels of a person, place, event or theme found in Indianapolis. The result is a colorful display stretching 16 feet long and open to the public for viewing during library hours into January.
Posted by woodhavenstudio on December 23, 2013
December 13, 2013
This press release is from the American Folk Art Museum in New York City. The access is free:
A fully-accessible, digital archive of 117 issues of magazines published by
the American Folk Art Museum from 1971 through 2008 will go online and be
available to all beginning December 6, 2013. More than 10,000 pages of Folk
Art and The Clarion-including scholarly articles and texts, photographs,
illustrations, advertisements, calendars, and more-have been digitized and
can be reached via the Museum’s website at http://www.folkartmuseum.org
and following links to “Publications” and
“Magazines.” The archive is organized chronologically.
Dr. Anne-Imelda Radice, Ph.D., Executive Director of the Museum, commented:
“This invaluable archive is but one way in which the American Folk Art
Museum continues to provide education and leadership in the extraordinary
fields of both traditional folk art and the creative expressions of the
self-taught. Making the issues available online further extends the reach of
the Museum and advances our mission.”
The digitization and launch of the archive has been made possible by a
generous grant from Museum Trustee Karin Fielding and her husband, Dr.
Jonathan Fielding, which matched funding from the Friends of Heritage
Preservation. These grants were spurred by a gift from the American Folk Art
Published (on average) three times each year, The Clarion, later called Folk
Art, was a preeminent forum for original research and new scholarship in the
encompassing field of American folk art. Reflecting the mission of the
museum, the articles embraced new perspectives on a wide variety of topics
ranging from traditional arts such as portraiture, schoolgirl arts, painted
furniture, and pottery, to original discourses on under-recognized artists.
Features and articles were written not only by American Folk Art Museum
curators, but also by scholars and experts in a variety of fields, with
subject matter spanning three centuries. The publications were lavishly
illustrated with meticulous care, and included news about the Museum as well
as exhibitions around the country, illustrated advertisements from a stellar
roster of dealers and auction houses, and other related information.
Tanya Heinrich, the Museum’s Editor and Director of Publications, and a
former publisher of the magazines prior to their cessation, directed the
project with the assistance of Elena Terhune, a researcher from Smith
Currently, the magazines are searchable by issue; the complete index of all
issues will be available in the summer of 2014.
Posted by woodhavenstudio on December 13, 2013
Posted by woodhavenstudio on December 6, 2013
December 2, 2013
This is Part 2 of Reiko Kato’s quilts that are in this Smilebox slide presentation from The Quilt Show.
Posted by woodhavenstudio on December 3, 2013
December 2, 2013
The amazing and exquisite work “World of Mother’s Dream” by Reiko Kato of Kanagawa, Japan, was a special exhibit at Houston’s International Quilt Festival 2013. The Quilt Show has a Smilebox slide presentation of part 1 of Kato’s quilts.
Posted by woodhavenstudio on December 3, 2013
November 29, 2013
The Quilt Show has four free episodes for anyone to watch this weekend. Go to: http://www.thequiltshow.com/os/shows.php/free_shows/1/#tabs
Posted by woodhavenstudio on November 29, 2013
Posted by woodhavenstudio on November 28, 2013
November 25, 2013
Rosemary Youngs, who was just at the Fall Dear Jane Retreat in Shipshewana, Indiana, took 110 photos of the show and tell quilts from the retreat and put them into a Smilebox presentation. She has given me permission to post the address so you can enjoy seeing them. Very nice slide show, Rosemary! Thanks for sharing.
Posted by woodhavenstudio on November 25, 2013
Thirty Quilts for Thirty Years will be at National Quilt Museum Paducah, Kentucky, from December 6 – March 11, 2014.
Caryl Bryer Fallert-Gentry – “Corona #3: Solar Eclipse”
The exhibit celebrates the thirtieth anniversary of Caryl Bryer Fallert-Gentry’s first art quilt, “Red Poppies.” There are thirty new quilts.
Posted by woodhavenstudio on November 23, 2013
November 19, 2013
You have a chance to buy one of the contest quilts made for the nonprofit Quilt Alliance. Some are made by prize-winning star quilters; they are affordable, starting at $60.
This year celebrates the Alliance’s 20th anniversary. The annual small quilt auction is one of the Quilt Alliance’s most important fundraisers, supporting projects like The Quilt Index.
Quilts up for auction on eBay.com November 18-25, 2013. View and bid on all of the Week TWO quilts here:
Week 2 Quilts:
Posted by woodhavenstudio on November 19, 2013
|“The Mocha Tree” by Quilt Treasure Yvonne Porcella|
The first week of the Quilt Alliance’s TWENTY auction began on Monday, November 11 at 9pm Eastern. All quilts are 20″ x 20″, and the quilts will be offered through December 9 in four one-week auctions on eBay. Here are some quilts included in Week One of the auction:
Above, left to right: “20″ by Patricia Hobbs, “Needlework 1928″ by Pauline Salzman, “Take 20″ by Eleanor Levie.
Above, left to right: “20 Blocks for Twenty Years” by Alison Ruggiero, “Twenty Things I Say” by Pat Sloan, ”Memories of Grandmom … 100 years / 5 Generations = 20″ by Joyce Hughes.
To bid during the TWENTY auction, search “Quilt Alliance” on www.ebay.com
Posted by woodhavenstudio on November 12, 2013
A River of Quilts: Quilted Images of the Sacramento River
Pacific International Quilt Festival 2013 featured a special exhibit entitled A River of Quilts. The Quilters’ Sew-Ciety of Redding, California, had a challenge to create a landscape quilts of specific locations along the Sacramento River.
Here is a Smilebox slide show of the quilts presented by The Quilt Show.
Posted by woodhavenstudio on November 10, 2013
November 5, 2013
The 2013 International Quilt Festival in Houston, Texas, had many beautiful quilts on exhibit again this year. You can see the winners in each category here: http://www.quilts.org/winners.html
by TIMNA TARR
| First Place
Boy and His Best Friend
Posted by woodhavenstudio on November 5, 2013
October 28, 2013
“Seasonal Palette” is a SAQA juried exhibit that I saw in Cincinnati, Ohio, last Spring at the International Quilt Festival. I fell in love with the awesome exhibit! Currently it is showing at the National Quilt Museum in Paducah, Kentucky through December 3, 2013.
It’s a celebration of the seasons from the Studio Art Quilt Associates (SAQA). This exhibit showcases the work of 37 artists. These 37 works, all sized at 78″ tall and 32″ wide, create an exhibit that moves us through the seasons using texture, light, color and masterful design. Visitors can enjoy the richness of the personal connection to the artist through their documented experiences located at the center of the exhibit. It was the addition of the documented work that was so exciting to my friend and me, as we looked at one piece, then went to the table with the notebooks, samples, etcetera, that the artist had made for her piece. Then on to the next quilt on the wall…back to the table to investigate “How did she do that?” “Ohhhh…”
SAQA even has a book surprisingly called “Seasonal Palette” with photos of the pieces in the exhibit. I had to have one.
Info about the exhibit at the National Quilt Museum: http://www.quiltmuseum.org/current-exhibits.html
A You Tube of the exhibit while it was at the Houston 2012 International Quilt Festival: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1qlbOmGFXTI&feature=youtu.be
Daren Redman is a fiber artist in Brown County, Indiana , who dyed fabric to get the color palette needed for “Autumn in Brown County,” which is part of “Seasonal Palette” exhibit.
Daren Redman’s “Autumn in Brown County “
Redman’s color palette
Posted by woodhavenstudio on October 28, 2013
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Posted by woodhavenstudio on October 25, 2013
October 21, 2013
I will be in Kokomo, Indiana, Tuesday and Wednesday at the Kokomo Piecemakers Quilt Guild. Tuesday evening I will do a presentation “How to Make a Tee Shirt Quilt,” with a Wednesday workshop to make tee shirt quilts.
The Guild meeting, 7PM, is at Chrysler Union Hall, 929 E. Hoffer Street in Kokomo.
Posted by woodhavenstudio on October 21, 2013
Quilts=Art=Quilts will be at Schweinfurth Art Center in Auburn, New York, October 26, 2013 – January 5, 2014.
Nancy Bardach – “Composing Colors”
This is the Schweinfurth Art Center’s 33rd annual juried quilt exhibition. Quilt selection was based on overall quality of design, visual impact and originality.
Posted by woodhavenstudio on October 12, 2013
October 7, 2013
“My Stars! A Constellation of Star Quilts, 1845-1993,” and “Land of Enchantment: Art Quilts from New Mexico“ are showing at the Texas Quilt Museum in LaGrange, Texas.
Sandra Sider curated “My Stars! A Constellation of Star Quilts, 1845-1993.”
”Land of Enchantment,” contains 14 quilts. The artists are members of the Studio Art Quilt Associates. Many of the themes are reflective of the diverse aspects of New Mexico.
“Pauline’s Ford” by Rod Daniel
A Smilebox slide show presented by The Quilt Show
Posted by woodhavenstudio on October 7, 2013
October 3, 2013
The International Quilt Study and Museum located at the University of Nebraska – Lincoln in Lincoln, Nebraska, posts a quilt-of-the-month on their web site. You can see it here: http://www.quiltstudy.org/collections/quilt_of_the_month/
The archives can be accessed at the bottom of the page.
You can also subscribe to have the quilt-of-the-month emailed to you each month.
August 2013′s Quilt
Probably made in Baltimore, Maryland
230 x 229 cm
International Quilt Study Center & Museum 2013.001.0001
Donated by Robert James in honor of Patricia Crews
Posted by woodhavenstudio on October 3, 2013
A Smilebox slide show is presented by The Quilt Show.
Posted by woodhavenstudio on October 1, 2013
September 25, 2013
Wet and Wild: Contemporary Art Quilts from the Collection of John M. Walsh III is at Morris Museum in Morristown, New Jersey, through December 8, 2013
Ellen Anne Eddy – “Arctic Dreams”
The exhibit features more than 25 spectacular quilts drawn from one of the country’s preeminent private collections and showcases art quilts that are inspired by the common theme of water. The quilts featured in the exhibit combine innovative methods of construction with nontraditional materials and techniques.
Posted by woodhavenstudio on September 25, 2013
March 8, 2014
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October 16, 2013
A Smilebox slide show of Grace Errea’s beautiful quilts presented by The Quilt Show is here:
Grace Errea’s quilts are beautiful!
Posted by woodhavenstudio on October 16, 2013
September 22, 2013
Here’s a great new quilt-related web site for quilt makers: http://www.quiltinghub.com/
The site lists links for shop maps, events, blogs, services, guilds, speakers, internet shops, and shops along your travel route.
Posted by woodhavenstudio on September 22, 2013
|September 18, 2013|
| ”Maps” was on exhibit at the International Quilt Festival of Long Beach 2013 Show in August. The pieces are of maps and our lives intersecting. The exhibit was sponsored and coordinated by Quilts on the Wall. This Smilebox slide show is presented by The Quilt Show.
Posted by woodhavenstudio on September 18, 2013
September 16, 2013
Barbara Allen – “33 Weeks”
Sacred Threads will be at Sunderland Gallery in Omaha, Nebraska, from September 15 – November 10, 2013
Sacred Threads is a juried quilt exhibit. These thought-provoking art quilts explore a range of human experience: joy, inspiration, spirituality, healing, grief, and peace. A companion exhibit called Artistry in Nature, will feature 17 quilts by local artists of the Midwest Fiber Arts Alliance.
Posted by woodhavenstudio on September 15, 2013
American Quilter’s Society has quilt care information:
Part 1 is on Light in quilt care at: http://www.quiltviews.com/quilt-care-101-part-1-light
Part 2 is about Cool, Clean and Dry: http://www.quiltviews.com/quilt-care-101-part-2-cool-clean-and-dry
And Part 3 is Quilt Storage: http://www.quiltviews.com/quilt-care-101-%E2%80%93-part-3-quilt-storage
Bobbie Aug is an expert on quilt appraisal and quilt care, and she was a member of the American Quilter’s Society’s AQS Appraiser Certification Program Committee. Here is a YouTube video by the American Quilter’s Society of Bobbie demonstrating the folding of a quilt. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9jnc_rPKsCg
Posted by woodhavenstudio on September 14, 2013
September 12, 2013
Tutorials for the making of several quilts and other projects are on the blog, “Cluck Cluck Sew” at : http://www.cluckclucksew.com/p/my-tutorials.htm
Check out the site. There might be something there that you would like to make.
Posted by woodhavenstudio on September 12, 2013
The exhibit features textiles from around the world, including examples created and traded for spices and other exotic goods from the sixteenth century to the eighteenth.
An article from the New York TImes : http://www.nytimes.com/2013/09/13/arts/design/interwoven-globe-a-300-year-survey-of-textiles-at-the-met.html
Posted by woodhavenstudio on September 9, 2013
September 7, 2013
These are just a few of the pieces that will go up for auction on Monday, September 9th at 2PM EDT in the benefit auction for SAQA (Studio Artists Quilt Association).
1. The artwork is gorgeous!
2. Prices range from $750 to $75 so there’s something for everyone’s budget.
3. They’re small so it’s easy to find a home for them.
4. They make great gifts!
5. 100% of the proceeds goes to support SAQA’s exhibition program!
Posted by woodhavenstudio on September 7, 2013
September 3, 2013
Mickey Lawler has been painting on fabric using Setacolor paints for many years. Her beautiful fabric is for sale at large shows. You can see some of her quilts on this Smilebox slideshow presented by The Quilt Show.
Posted by woodhavenstudio on September 3, 2013
The Great Western Virginia Cover-Up: Historic Quilts & Bedcovers is open now through January 5, 2014 at the Virginia Historical Society in RIchmond, Virginia. The exhibition presents more than thirty bedcovers made in western Virginia between 1800 and 1950. The show examines patterns, methods, and fabrics passed down through generations of Virginia families. For more information, visit the Virginia Historical Society’s website.
Posted by woodhavenstudio on September 1, 2013